Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Italy, France Join Effort to Help Libyan Rebels

Two more European Union countries say they will join Britain in sending military advisers to Libya to help rebel forces.

Italian Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa said his country will send 10 instructors to help train the rebels who are battling forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Earlier Wednesday, France also announced that it will send military advisers for the Libyan rebels.  

Meanwhile, French President Nicolas Sarkozy met in Paris with the head of the rebels' transitional council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil. After the meeting, Jalil told reporters that he invited Sarkozy to visit the rebels' stronghold, the eastern city of Benghazi.

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